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Bitstamp

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Good
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

BitStamp is the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the EU. Verification is usually completed within a few hours and requires the upload of an ID card and proof of residence. More Details

$7,988.36

price for 1

Includes trading fee of 0.25%. Depending on volume, the fee might be lower. Fees for payment methods:

  €0 (pay out: €0.90)
 

0.05% (minimum fee €7.50)
pay out: 0.09% (minimum fee €15.00)

  5%
  5%
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+0.9% more than best price

Kraken

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Great
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Good

Kraken is a globally operating US-based bitcoin exchange founded in 2011 and the world's largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. More Details

$7,985.71

price for 1

Price includes 0.26% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  pay out: €0.09
  pay out: $5 - $60 (depends on your country)
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+0.9% more than best price

SpectroCoin

Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

SpectroCoin offers a wide range of cryptoservices, including brokerage, Bitcoin wallets and debit cards. You can verify your account by uploading a copy of your ID and may be required to further provide a selfie. More Details

$8,316.07

price for 1

Rate applies when paying via SEPA / bank wire. Additional fees for other payment methods:

    5.5%
  2%
  2%
  5%
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+5.1% more than best price

Coinbase

Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Good
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Coinbase is a digital asset broker headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide. More Details

$8,127.81

price for 1

Includes 0.5% Spread and 1.49% Coinbase Fee. The Coinbase Fee may be higher when you purchase amounts smaller than $200. Additional fees for payment methods:

   €0 (pay out: €0.15)
    3.99%

 Fees vary slightly depending on our location.

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+2.7% more than best price

Coinbase Pro

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Good
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Coinbase's crypto exchange GDAX has got a new name: Coinbase Pro. While the standard service is intended for the broader masses, the Pro branding is targeting professional crypto traders by offering a professional trading interface and lower fees. The verification works the same for both services. More Details

$7,984.03

price for 1

Price includes 0.25% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €0.15 (pay out: €0.15)
  $10 (pay out: $25)
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+0.9% more than best price

CEX.IO

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Bad
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

CEX.IO offers both, a cryptocurrency trading platform as well as brokerage services. In order to make deposits and withdrawals using a credit or debit card, it needs to be verified by the compliance team. If you want to withdraw fiat funds or increase your payment limits, you need to verify your identity. More Details

$8,521.76

price for 1

Includes 7% Instant buy/sell fee. Trading fees vary from 0% to 0.25% according to the taker/maker model. Additional fees for payment methods:

   deposit - $0; withdrawal - 1%
    deposit - 2.99%; USD withdrawal - 3% + $5; EUR withdrawal 1.2% + €5

Fees vary slightly depending on currency and location.

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+7.7% more than best price

EXMO

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

EXMO is a UK-based digital currency exchange that operates globally. Account verification is required by uploading an ID document and a proof of residence. More Details

$7,915.79

price for 1

Price includes 0.20% trading fee. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €25
  2% + $20, pay out: $20
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
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+0.0% more than best price

Gemini

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

Gemini is a US-based exchange founded by the Winklevoss brothers. Gemini's verification process requires the upload of a ID document and a proof of residence and typically takes up to three days. More Details

$7,962.78

price for 1

Price includes 0.25% trading fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  $0
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+0.6% more than best price

Xapo

Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Average

Xapo is a Hong Kong-based startup, which offers Bitcoin wallet services, as well as Bitcoin-based debit cards. The company is focused on ensuring the highest degree of security of the user's funds. Xapo claims that their clients' bitcoins are stored in multi-signature wallets, which are inaccessible without the owner's permission. More Details

$8,053.20

price for 1

Rate applies when paying via SEPA or bank wire. Additional fees for credit card payments apply (~5%).

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+1.8% more than best price

itBit

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

itBit is a Singapore based Exchange, founded in 2013. Trading requires a verification with ID Card and Proof of Address.  More Details

$7,982.68

price for 1

Price includes 0.20% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower.

itBit does not specify deposit/withdrawal fees which may occur in addition to trading fees.

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+0.9% more than best price

Changelly

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Very Bad
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Average

Changelly is primarily a pure crypto exchange service that allows users to convert between cryptocurrencies easily and fast. In cooperation with payment provider Simplex they also offer purchases of Bitcoin and Ether with credit cards. More Details

$8,793.27

price for 1

Includes Changelly fee (5%) and Simplex card processing fee (5%, $10 minimum).

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+11.1% more than best price

OKCoin

Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

OKCoin is one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Originally from China, this provider has opened multiple office locations in various jurisdictions to serve a global market. More Details

$7,959.39

price for 1

Price includes 0.10%/0.05% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. - No fees are levied for deposits - Withdrawal fee: 0.1% (min. USD15)
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+0.6% more than best price

Paybis

Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Paybis is a UK-based cryptocurrency broker founded in 2014 by Latvian entrepreneurs Inokentijs Isers, Arturs Markevics and Konstantīns Vasiļenko with the goal to provide quick, easy and hassle-free crypto trading. More Details

$8,111.18

price for 1

Includes 1.5% trading fee and bank transfer fee. Additional rates for payment methods:

€1
8.5%
up to 5%
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+2.5% more than best price

What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital currency that is difficult to counterfeit because it uses cryptography for security. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

How to buy Bitcoin in the US

There is a multitude of marketplaces that enable US citizens to buy cryptocurrencies. Generally, there are three types of marketplaces: true marketplaces like LocalBitcoins where individuals exchange their cryptocurrencies, exchanges which operate similarly as stock exchanges and brokers that operate as intermediaries between exchanges and buyers. On Cryptoradar you can find and compare many different exchanges and brokers based on their prices, fees, features and user reviews.

Which cryptocurrencies can be bought in the US?

Cryptocurrency marketplaces on Cryptoradar enable you to buy at least one of the following coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dash, Monero. Please visit the detail pages on exchanges and brokers to learn more about their offering.